This post was sponsored by Milk-Bone® as part of a Two-Post Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
What an experience! I have had a few weekends with just Scarlet, and also a few overnights with just Des. We’ve all four stayed at hotels, or at least three of us have recently. I take the kids to New Jersey periodically and we recently got back from Maine. I had never been the one to stay home, though! Cassidy’s dad was preparing the beach house and yard for winter last weekend and Cassidy had always planned to go. With both grandparents in Cape Cod, he decided to take the kids. I was sure he’d take Athena too, but she stayed home. And boy, did we go on some incredible adventures together!
And, we went on a slew of errands together, including getting her favorite Milk-Bone® treats from the pet food store. We went to the dog park, where we raced around together on Saturday – before the cold rain started. One thing that was a real surprise to me is that we cuddled a lot. Athena is an amazing dog but she doesn’t cuddle for long, and she rarely sleeps with us. She slept with me for two whole nights, and I really needed it, because I was all alone in a house meant for more.
You can see my ADORABLE video right here. After you take in all of the adorableness that is Athena, make your own! It’s so easy! It’s really fun too. I think my little gif highlights so many things I love about Athena – her trusting eyes, her cute ears, and her extreme cuddliness. I had to spend a weekend alone with her just to appreciate how cuddly she really is. The thing is, dogs are MORE. More everything – in so many ways. They cuddle more and they make me smile more and I love the way they make me play more and live more. There’s more love in all of our hearts because of dogs. My kids agree!
Now that the kids are back home from their trip, the bond is not broken. It’s even more secure. I just have a better appreciation for time with Athena. We have weekdays together but they’re often hectic and filled with work. This weekend was a chance to sit back, take some deep breaths, and celebrate all that I love about my dog. That’s why I love the Milk-Bone® Gifmaker – it gives me a chance to share with the world all that is special about Athena. Won’t you try it yourself?